In my previous review of this arts center near the Hudson River in Northern Rockland County, NY, I mentioned that the large art gallery here had been ruined by a storm a couple of years ago. Now there is a big push here to develop a disused building as their new art gallery. On Valentine's Day evening there was a fund-raiser to help renovate this old building into a new art gallery. This event was just a hint of what is to come if this endeavor is successful. The evening included a buffet dinner, dancing to a live band and a production of Shakespeare's love scenes (in honor of Valentine's Day) by a very professional team of actors from New York City's NYU Tisch graduate school of acting. This all took place in a 175 year-old industrial warehouse with 25-foot ceilings, which made for a terrifically evocative location for such an event. The evening was very professionally handled and the couple of hundred folks in attendance all seemed to have a fabulous time, including the 10 people in our group. About 20 local high school students volunteered to help with the serving and decorations. We hope for more such events to come, and especially for a time in the not-too-distant future when we can celebrate the opening of the new art gallery. This is a wonderful resource totally run by volunteers who are committed to bringing the performing and fine arts to the local community. Highly recommended.
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